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‘Big 100’ set to roar into Nutts Corner

A major tractor event is set to take place at Nutt’s Corner on Saturday, April 15, in support of Marie Curie and everyone is invited.

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(right to left) Colum Best P.J McAvoy - Directors of Ballymena North Partnership, Jim McCandless (Manager) with teaching staff and Parent teachers association receiving a cheque for �1653 from voluntary donation taken up at the Shared Future Concert.

Shared Future Concert hits a fundraising high note

A night of Gospel and Country Music has hit a fundraising high note for Castle Tower School.

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Malcolm Beatty, Chief Plant Health Officer NI, Nicola Spence, Chief Plant Health Officer DEFRA, Noel Lavery, Permanent Secretary DAERA, at the Forest Service Plant Health Conference at Dunadry.

DAERA seeking ‘green detectives’ to help keep forests fit and healthy

Residents in Ballymena and district are being urged to get out and about in their gardens, parks and forests and play their part to help protect local plants, woodlands and green spaces from new pests and diseases.

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Allianz Garden Show Ireland is offering everyone a chance to create their very own Narnia garden this May.

Could you recreate ‘Narnia’ in just a day?

Allianz Garden Show Ireland is offering green fingered folk the chance to create their very own Narnia garden this May.

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Little Mix

Amazon launches priority gig ticket scheme

Members of Amazon's Prime programme will be able to get priority access to live music, following the online retail giant’s announcement of ‘Entertainment Experiences’, tying in with its Amazon Tickets platform.

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Stately Florence Court viewed from the Red Trail.

Walks: Ha-ha! A suprise on the Red Trail at Florence Court

Our weekly trek of Ulster’s best walks continues with a jaunt to Fermanagh and then a leisurely stroll on 5.6-mile, circular Red Trail at Florence Court Forest Park.

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Vet Kerensa Scott. INLT 15-CON

Bigger dogs at risk of DCM heart condition

Dilated cardiomyopathy, or DCM, is the second-most-common type of heart disease on dogs.

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How can I block my ‘ex’ if she applies for a passport for our daughter?

How can I block my ‘ex’ if she applies for a passport for our daughter?

My ex-partner has advised that she is applying for a passport for our daughter. Can I object to this?

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Where the Mournes sweep down to the sea.

Genealogy: Our antecedents were not averse to poetry and song

Each summer, the Belfast branch of the North of Ireland Family History Society has an outing to several places of interest. For a number of years a guide was produced covering all sorts of things: history, notable people, customs, churchyards (the members are amateur genealogists and like nothing more than mossy old tombstones) and many other aspects of life.

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A Ferrari F1 show car will make a pit shop in Ballymena as one of the star attractions at a STEM festival from April 4-7.

Young innovators get into gear for STEM@TheCircuit Festival

A Ferrari F1 show car will make a pit stop in Mid and East Antrim as one of the star attractions at a high-octane festival of science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM).

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The Get Ireland Growing Fund run by GIY (Grow It Yourself) in partnership with Energia have announced the winners of the grants for 2017. . Picture: Patrick Browne

Grants for local food growers

Three Antrim food growing projects have received a grants windfall from the Get Ireland Growing Fund run by GIY (Grow It Yourself) in partnership with Energia.

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Antrim man Leonard Brereton, a volunteer with Action Cancer has won a prestigious AONTAS STAR Award 2017

Antrim man wins AONTAS STAR award

Antrim man Leonard Brereton, a volunteer with Action Cancer, has won a prestigious AONTAS STAR Award recognising the difference he makes to the lives of those with cancer.

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BBC Children in Need are holding a grants information session in Ballymena on April 10.

Children in Need Ballymena funding information session

Staff from BBC Children in Need will be visiting Ballymena next month to encourage local projects to apply for funding.

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Dogs Trust Campaign Officer, Deirdre ONeill, who is based at the Ballymena Rehoming Centre.

Dogs Trust Ballymena team celebrate a microchip milestone

The Ballymena based Dogs Trust Northern Irleand campaign team have reached a huge milestone after microchipping 1,000 dogs in just one year.

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BBC Children in Need has announced new funding of �45,961 to a project working in the Ballee and Harryville Community.

£45k boost for mums and toddlers’ group

A project working with disadvantaged children and young people in Ballymena South has been awarded a grant of £45,961 by BBC Children in Need, in the Charity’s first grant round of 2017.

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Mayor, Councillor John Scott, launches the Spring Fashion Show with Dave Pettard and Pearl Mitchell

Spring into fashion at Antrim’s Castle Mall on April 8

For the first time next month, Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council will be showcasing the best of what Antrim Town retailers and bespoke boutiques have on offer for spring 2017, styled by Pearl Mitchell from Style Solutions.

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Bill Lorimer, 61, survived a stroke in 2016 and is now spreading the word about recognising FAST Test symptoms.

Stroke survivor urges people to act FAST

A Cloughmills stroke survivor is urging people to be more aware of the early warning signs of stroke and to act FAST

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Duke of Edinburgh Bronze and Silver Award winners at First Connor BB Display. 1989.

In pictures: The Way We Were

Here are a few photos from the Ballymena Times archive to get you all talking.

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Keynote speaker at the BID for Business event on April 7,  Gareth Dunlop, CEO Fathom.

Breakfast BID for business digital event

A digital business breakfast event, organised by Ballymena Business Improvement District (BID) and the Ballymena Borough Chamber of Commerce and Industry is taking place on Friday, April 7, at 7.30am.

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Apple has launched its most affordable iPad

Apple launches their cheapest iPad ever

Apple has launched its most affordable iPad ever costing less than £270.

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